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Blockbusters run the mainstream industry. We may never again have a decade like the 1970s, when directors were able to find such freedom.
Everybody wants blockbusters. I like to see a few pictures now and then that have to do with people and have relationships, and that's what I want to do films about. I don't want to see these sci-fi movies, and I don't want to do one of those. I don't understand it.
It seems like the studios are either making giant blockbusters, or really super-small indies. And the mid-level films I grew up on, like 'Back to the Future' and all those John Hughes movies, the studios aren't doing. It's hard to get them on their feet.
I like serious films, the moneymaking blockbusters that don't make any kind of sense and John Carpenter films.
My father loved 'Godard and Truffaut.' He was more artsy. My mom loved the 'Bourne' trilogy; she likes big blockbusters. She loved that I did 'I Am Legend.' My passion for acting came with my passion for movies.
While I'm a big fan of science fiction, especially as rendered in expensive Hollywood blockbusters, it's the real universe that calls to me.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Well, look at all of these summer blockbusters. You can't help but laugh a little, because you've already seen a lot of these movies 482 times.
Everyone wants to work in America. Maybe not blockbusters or Terminator, but to have the choice.
One of the more noble things the Oscars can do is pay attention to movies no one knows about. Blockbusters don't need much help.
I've always wanted to be a very commercial director, or I had dreams of making these movies into blockbusters. And with each movie, they tell me it's not that way.
The entertainment business remains a business of blockbusters, and increasingly so.
As far as acting in films, there is not much out there that is very interesting to do. The ones that are interesting to me are independent films and they have trouble raising money. With people putting their money into blockbusters, there is not much left for the independents.
Media companies' hit-focused marketing did not emerge in a vacuum. It reflects how consumers make choices. The truth is that consumers prefer blockbusters.
I teach at USC. I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors. I don't just show the Hollywood blockbusters. I show independent films, foreign films, documentaries.
Publishers are looking for blockbusters - all the world loves a megaseller.
I don't want to do only blockbusters.
Movies are somewhat diminished by blockbusters, which are great, but there's not enough choice.
As publishers focus on blockbusters, they steadily lose interest in little-known authors from other countries.
I love being part of huge mega blockbusters, and I love being a part of small independent films and small stage.
Summer blockbusters are very expensive to make. They have things that have to be expensive, such as 600 effects shots or CG characters that have to go a certain way, or a film design that is different but expensive.
Without doing the big blockbusters, I wouldn't be able to find the money to go after little projects that I want to do.
There are so many things I'd like to change in the industry. Everything from the reliance of style over substance to their reluctance to hire me for big budget blockbusters, but the thing I would love most would be if they understood people don't have to be Hollywood beautiful to be sexy or interesting.
Some of the most interesting questions needing to be asked today can best be asked on television, or on stage, and they can be wonderful, great dramas, but they won't necessarily be blockbusters.
I turned down the opportunity to be in some films that went on to be blockbusters.
I'm sure it's more difficult for women to make movies, especially because, in general, the kind of movies women want to make aren't necessarily going to be blockbusters. But you know, there are so few women in so many positions of power.
John F. Kennedy
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